One Piece Design - Prevents ice and snow build-up through the elimination of exposed metal components.
Eliminates Lift - The low profile one piece design eliminates wind lift and blade chatter.
Silicone Rubber - Maintains a sharp, clean edge and offers better resistance to all enviorments (Ozone, Temperature Extremes).
The PIAA Si-Tech (Silicone Technology) Flat Wiper Blade is an all-season, durable wiper blade that incorporates PIAA's patented silicone rubber. The key to the PIAA Si-Tech's performance is its frameless design that creates more pressure points across the entire length of the blade for streak-free wiping and greatly reduced ice and snow build-up.
The wiper design and blade compound ensure even greater visibility by coating the windshield with silicone to promote continuous water beading in inclement weather. Water beads up into droplets at low speeds that are easily removed by ordinary wiping. And at higher speeds, wind pressure pushes the water off the windshield, often without even requiring wiper use. The silicone coating also reduces drag and eliminates annoying and inefficient chattering and squeaking, regardless of the shape of the windshield, to provide greater comfort for both driver and passenger. And the best part: the PIAA Si-Tech Flat Wiper Blades reapply the silicone coating every time the wipers are used.
PIAA wiper blades maintain a sharp, clean edge and offer better resistance to all climates (heat, ozone, ultra-violet) - clearly outperforming the industry standard rubber blade.
In order to accommodate a wide range of wiper attachment methods, the PIAA Si-Tech wiper comes complete with two wiper arm adapters. Simply select the correct adapter for your vehicle and attach as shown.
I've used Silblades for the last decade and finally got PIAA. Combined with the windshield treatment, the performance exceeds anything I've every tried. The hardware is all metal (unlike other silicone blade options) and I expect the durability will be excellent.
The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was for the shipping. It only ships from the West Coast USA. The shipping was delayed due to weather. If I could have bought this model on Amazon, I would have. Silblade brand has no quality control; PIAA makes the best wiper blades I've ever used.
<p>Very easy to install on the Prius (2012) and completely stopped the "skipping" problem I was having with the OEM blades. I would recommend these blades over the Toyota or Bosch (Icon) blades for this car. The wiper has the attachment already on it so you don't need the 3 extra pieces of plastic it comes with.</p>